Hebe bollonsii

Hebe bollonsii photographed in a Hebe Society member’s garden, Cheshire, UK

Hebe bollonsii rapidly forms a large, erect, evergreen shrub. The lance-shaped leaves are up to 2.4 in (60 mm) long and 0.8 in (20 mm) wide. The flowers are white or pale lilac, and are borne in June and July.

This hebe was found on islands east of the northern end of North Island, New Zealand, where it grows near the coast in scrub and forest, and named after the captain of the survey ship Hinemoa. In cultivation in the UK this hebe has proved surprisingly hardy, considering its provenance, and will survive most winters without any damage.

Hebes A  Hebes B  Hebes C

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